Weather changed the program for the 33rd Buckwheat International Ski Classic. Usually, racers come from all over to ski the 50, 25, and 10k trails maintained by Skagway’s Log Cabin Ski Society in British Columbia. This year, most of those trails were closed. "Let's...read more
Several communities across Alaska have nominated their local waters for a federal Tier 3 designation, which is the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest water quality standard. Until the state establishes a process for approving or denying those nominations, they...read more
Last week the Klukwan School hosted artist Kathy Hocker for a series of lessons about scientific sketches and illustrations. Hocker is part of the state’s Artists in Schools program, which brings professional artists into schools to share their craft with students....read more
The stretch of the Alaska highway that connects the interior to the panhandle is called Shakwak, or the Shakwak Highway. That’s Tlingit for “between the mountains.” It starts in Haines and goes north through the Yukon Territory. Parts of this vital link are degrading...read more
Skagway resident Andrew Cremata has been elected as the town’s new mayor. According to results released by the Municipality of Skagway, Andrew Cremata received 238 votes and Dave Hunz received 216 votes. The newly elected mayor will take office on Monday. He will...read more
Skagway women's basketball swept the Gold Medal Tournament and weather changed the program for the 33rd Buckwheat International Ski Classic.
Mayor-elect Andrew Cremata discusses priorities; Buckwheat Ski Classic cancels races due to dangerous trail conditions; Klukwan students learn the art of scientific illustration.
The Yukon Territory Transportation Minister says the US federal government should pay to improve the Alcan between Haines and Beaver Creek and Haines and Klukwan residents weigh in on a water protection bill.
Skagway mayoral election too close to call; Govern Dunleavy directs AMHS to hire a cost-saving consultant; Skagway Interim Borough Manager Tom Healy discusses elections, White Pass lease rate.
The state senate discusses a bill that could impact the Chilkat River’s nomination for protected status and local artist Katie Craney’s latest work is showing museums and galleries across the state.
Representatives from Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, Constantine respond to permitting lawsuit decision; Alaska opens door for on-site marijuana consumption; House Resource Committee gets update on traditional foods.
A federal ruling on the case the Chilkat Village of Klukwan filed against Bureau of Land Management and how fish skin saved a local dog’s life.
New procedure uses fish skin to treat local dog burned in fire; Federal court rules in favor of BLM in permitting lawsuit brought by Klukwan, conservation groups.
Haines snowboarder killed in an avalanche; New documentary examines community's reaction to potential mine development in the Chilkat Valley; Haines Borough hosts town hall meeting on the governor's proposed state budget.
Spotty cell service, the Haines Borough Assembly authorizes a new bike tour, Senate Bill 51 may impact the Chilkat River’s pending Tier III nomination, and a fatal avalanche in Haines.
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Henry Leasia is a reporter from Portland, Oregon. He first caught the radio bug after starting a live storytelling show/podcast called It’s a Wise Child with some friends at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Since graduating in 2016 he’s produced a show about non-profits for XRAY.fm, worked as a production assistant for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s weekday talk show Think Out Loud and most recently reported as a newsroom intern for Alaska Public Media in Anchorage. Outside of the newsroom, he spends time skateboarding, practicing Spanish and making music.
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